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The Nutritional Benefits of Pita Bread Explained

  Could pita bread be a possible option for individuals trying to eat healthier? Pita Bread Pita bread is a yeast-leavened, round flatbread made with wheat flour. When baked, the dough turns into two layers. These layers create a pocket that can be filled with vegetables, meats, or vegetarian proteins. Pita bread offers health benefits because of its low carbohydrate count, the amount of nutrients in one serving, and the use of wheat flour. Nutrition Nutrition information for one serving of pita bread is 39 grams. ( U.S. Department of Agriculture 2021 ) Carbohydrates - 17 grams Fat - 0.998 grams Protein - 4.02 grams Fiber - 1.99 grams Sodium - 120 milligrams Sugars - 0 grams Calories - 90.1 Carbohydrates The carbohydrate count for pita bread is 17 grams per serving or a little more than one carb count - 15 grams , used in meal planning for individuals with diabetes. Non-keto bread is around 20 grams of carbohydrates per serving or slice. Pita bread has a lower carbohydrate count than m

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Effective Acupuncture Sciatica Treatment: Relieve and Manage Pain

  For individuals considering acupuncture for sciatica relief and management, can knowing how it works and what to expect during a session help in making the decision? Acupuncture Sciatica Treatment Session Acupuncture for sciatica is a safe and effective medical treatment to relieve and manage pain symptoms. Studies suggest it is as effective as other treatment strategies and causes fewer side effects. ( Zhihui Zhang et al., 2023 ) The frequency of acupuncture to relieve sciatica pain depends on the severity of the condition and injury, but many report improvement within two to three weeks. ( Fang-Ting Yu et al., 2022 ) Needle Placement Circulation problems can cause the body's energy to stagnate in one or more meridians/channels, leading to pain in and around the surrounding area. ( Wei-Bo Zhang et al., 2018 ) The objective of acupuncture is to restore optimal circulation by stimulating specific points in the body called acupoints. Thin, sterile needles stimulate the acupoints to

The Importance of Intervertebral Foramen in Spinal Health

  For individuals looking to improve their spinal health, can understanding the anatomy of the intervertebral foramen help in injury rehabilitation and prevention? Intervertebral Foramen The intervertebral foramen, aka neural foramen, is the opening between the vertebrae through which spinal nerve roots connect and exit to other body areas. If the foramina narrows, it can place added pressure on the nerve roots near and around them, causing pain symptoms and sensations. This is known as neuroforaminal stenosis. ( Sumihisa Orita et al., 2016 ) Anatomy The vertebrae comprise the spinal column. They protect and support the spinal cord and most of the weight placed on the spine. Foramen is the singular form, and foramina is the plural form. Structure The body is the large, round part of the bone that makes up each vertebra. The body of each vertebra is attached to a bony ring. As the vertebrae are stacked on each other, the ring creates a tube through which the spinal cord passes. ( Americ

Biomechanics: Improving Performance & Injury Rehabilitation Techniques

  For individuals experiencing musculoskeletal issues and pain symptoms, can learning about biomechanics and how it applies to movement, physical training, and performance, help in injury treatment and prevention? Biomechanics Biomechanics studies all life forms and their mechanical workings.  Many think of biomechanics in sports and athletic performance, but biomechanics helps create and improve technologies, equipment, and injury rehabilitation techniques. ( Tung-Wu Lu, Chu-Fen Chang 2012 ) Scientists, sports medicine doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and conditioning specialists utilize biomechanics to help develop training protocols and techniques to improve therapy outcomes. Body Movement Biomechanics studies the movement of the body, including how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together, especially when movement is not optimal or correct. It is part of the larger field of kinesiology, specifically focusing on motion mechanics and analysis of how all the indiv

Weight Training and Knee Injury Prevention

  Knee injuries can present in physically active individuals that lift weights. Can understanding the types of weightlifting knee injuries help in prevention? Weightlifting Knee Injuries Weight training is very safe for the knees as regular weight training can improve knee strength and prevent injury as long as the correct form is followed. For Individuals with knee injuries from other activities, incorrect weight-training exercises could worsen the injury. ( Ulrika Aasa et al., 2017 ) As well as, sudden twisting movements, poor alignment, and pre-existing injuries can increase the risk of worsening or creating further injuries. ( Hagen Hartmann et al, 2013 ) The body and the knees are designed to support vertical forces on the joints. Common Injuries Weightlifting knee injuries occur as the knee joints endure a wide range of stresses and strains. In weight training, the ligaments that attach to the complex bone system of the knee joint can be damaged by incorrect movements, overloadin

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